May 15th 2010 is Fibromyalgia Day.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is generally characterized by 2 major factors: pain experienced in all four quadrants of the body for a minimum of 12 weeks, and secondly, having 11 or the 18 noted ‘tender’ points in the shoulders, midback, arms, neck, lower back, hips, and knees. Although this is a specific criterion, it is important to acknowledge that FM symptoms can change day to day, and be varied between patients.
Many different treatment approaches exist for Fibromyalgia. Top of this list includes Chiropractic treatment, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Naturopathic supplementation, and Massage Therapy. In addition, studies have also shown that resistance training and cardiovascular endurance can help reduce symptoms and pain patterns.
For a personalized assessment and team approach to treatment of Fibromyalgia and Fibromyalgia syndrome, contact one of the practioners at evolve Nurturing Vitality.
Dr. Shamira Rahim